Hello there friends and Happy Happy Friday!  I hope you had a great week but I’m sure like me you’re looking forward to the weekend.  I’ve got a pretty busy one ahead with Tom’s first playoff Football game tonight, a photography workshop Saturday, and a Barre Instructor Training on Sunday.  Be sure to follow along with all the fun on Instagram.  Now let’s get to this weeks healthy meals, snacks, and other friday favorites.

Squeaky Pops Chickpea Chips

I was recently sent these apple cinnamon chickpea popped chips from Squeaky Pops.  They also come in a cheddar cheese flavor.  I was super skeptical, I love chickpea pasta, but wasn’t sure how I’d feel about them as a chip, but turns out they were delicious!  They kinda just taste like little rice cake chips, perfectly crunchy and flavorful.  I have actually been eating them with a little peanut butter for a delicious snack.

Squeaky Pops Apple Cinnamon Popped Chickpea Chips

The chips are all non-gmo, gluten-free, made with quality ingredients, and under 100 calories per bag.  And I definitely think these would be toddler approved as they were developed by two moms were wanted to create a healthy snack for their young children.

Right now you can only buy Squeaky Pops on their website or on Amazon.

Good Food Made Simple Breakfast Burritos

From better for you snacks to healthier breakfast choices.  Good Food Made Simple sent me three coupons to try their better for you freezer meals.  I picked up these three breakfast burritos at my local Target.

Good Food Made Simple Breakfast Burritos

You can simple microwave the burritos or reheat in the oven.  They were all super tasty, I think the Mediterranean was actually my fav.  All the meals use simple ingredients including cage-free eggs and antibiotic free meats.  The ingredients list were a bit longer than I like, but for the convenience of a quick meal, totally worth it every so often!

Good Food Made Simple Turkey Sausage Breakfast Burrito

Herbalife Coffee Protein

Since finding out I was pregnant I haven’t had many protein shakes and if I do drink them I’ve been very careful I’m using quality protein.  Herbalife Nutrition recently sent me their newest product, Iced Coffee Mocha Protein.  I’ve occasionally been mixing it with some almond milk, almond butter, cinnamon, spinach, and a frozen banana for a tasty post workout snack or meal.  The Coffee Protein has 80 mg of caffeine and 15 grams of protein per serving, so you can also use as a quick afternoon pick me up.  The ingredients list is so so, I’ve found a few other proteins that I feel safer using during pregnancy or even if I wasn’t.  But I enjoyed trying something new, thanks Herbalife!

Herbalife Nutrition Iced Coffee Protein

Around the Web

Not much pregnancy talk in today’s post but in case you missed it check out my Experience throughout the First Trimester and then my First Trimester Pregnancy Favorites.

La Croix Grapefruit

Also each week I always post our dinner menu and my weekly workouts as a Food and Fitness Week in Review.

Which always include dessert like these Chewy Fudgy Brownies I wrote for Pure Taste Recipes.  You can easily change the topping to snowflakes for the winter season.

Spider Web Halloween Brownies

Hope you have a great weekend!

Questions of the Day:

What’s your favorite grab and go breakfast?

Would you try the apple cinnamon or cheddar cheese Chickpea Chips?

2 Comments on Healthy Meals, Snacks, and Other Friday Favorites

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    November 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm (1 week ago)

    Great list…those apple chips sound great. I think I know a little lady in my house who would also love them 🙂
    Have you tried Sunwarrior protein? I liked using that while I was pregnant and breastfeeding. Expensive though!
    My fave grab and go breakfast is probably a similar breakfast burrito/sandwich/wrap, or a premade baked oatmeal square!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      November 10, 2018 at 2:23 pm (1 week ago)

      Oh I’ve heard of that protein, but haven’t tried it yet. My taste buds are definitely sensitive to certain proteins in pregnancy. And YES to any pre made or prepped breakfast! Have a great weekend Heather!

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